Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow is a 400-ISO panchromatic black-and-white film, perfect for all 35mm cameras.
The film is an existing emulsion made by a company with more than a century’s experience in making film.
While the film is rated at ISO 400, the film can be push processed four stops up to ISO 6400 with appropriate development. Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow is perfect for shooting at box speed in bright or overcast light, but can also be used in much lower light conditions if needed.
The film is fine-grained at box speed but shows more atmospheric grain when push processed, along with more dramatic contrast.
Mark Jensen –
I was a backer of this film and recently received my rolls. I took one along on a trip to the coast and was very happy with the results. I developed it in Rodinal 1+50 which emphasized the grain somewhat. This may not be to everyone’s taste but I found the results pleasing. I’ll try my next roll in HC-110 and see how that goes.
Colin Say –
Having obtained a few rolls of Agent Shadow at the Photography Show ( thanks Stephen) I was keen to see what all the fuss was about. The first roll I exposed at box speed and processed it in 510 Pyro. The film produced lovely results, fine grain and good contrast, the next roll was exposed at ISO 3200 and again processed in 510 Pyro. What wonderful results for such a high ISO, the grain was evident but not obtrusive and the contrast a little higher than previous, even at such a high ISO rating the amount of detail that the film resolved was impressive. I shall certainly be using Agent Shadow again.
Khürt Williams –
I was a backer of the Kickstarter Project but only recently exposed one of the four cartridges of Agent Shadow while on a weekend trip to Sandusky, Ohio, with my wife. I shot the entire roll at box speed. The roll was developed at Black Lab Imaging in Flemington, New Jersey and scanned at home on an Epson Perfection V600 using VueScan 9.
The grain is noticeable, but the photograph has a fascinating vintage look. I can’t wait to try the three remaining rolls.
Stephen Dowling –
Many thanks for the review, Khurt!